William Dunlop will be riding this at the Isle of Man TT Zero.
It’s been a year since Victory paraded their inaugural entrant in to the IOM TT. in 2015 they entered with what was essentially the same, rebadged Brammo Empulse RR that was ridden the year before. It performed admirably by most people’s standards – it was ridden by Lee Johnston and Guy Martin into 3rd and 4th respectively behind the Mugen Shinden’s of Bruce Anstey and John McGuinness – but this year however, they’re back and firing on all cylinders (so to speak).
Using the data gathered by Brammo from those previous events, this new, Victory RR, features developments to the chassis and battery, as well as the powertrain,
“The battery is a ground-up new design with the help of our technical partners at Brammo and necessitated a big change in the chassis design – from an extruded aluminum twin spar to a steel trellis frame. The biggest difference in the battery itself is an improvement in both the overall energy / capacity we’re carrying on board the bike, as well as a marked improvement in the energy density of the battery itself.
As you know, lithium-ion battery technology is improving every year and with the Victory RR we are leading the way to batteries that will provide more performance, greater range and less cost in future vehicles.” – Brian Wismann, Victory Racing.
The motor for this year includes an improves winding configuration that brings with it – what Victory call – ‘world-class specific power’ of 170hp from a block that only measures 8″ in diameter.
All that and they’ve got the experience of William Dunlop to ride it.
Looks like things are hotting up.
|Length/Width/Height (mm)||2089 / 680 / 1218|
|Seat Height (in.)||32|
|Front Tyre||Metzeler 120/70 R17|
|Rear Tyre||Metzeler 200/60 R17|
|Frame||Trellis Steel and Composite Monocoque|
|Motor||Parker GVM Water-cooled, 3-phase, IPM AC|
|Max Power (kW/HP)||130 / 174|
|Max Torque (Nm)||240|
|Battery||Brammo Power Lithium-Ion|
|Battery Voltage (Vdc)||370 or more|